Program Leadership

David Bell has spent most of his vocational hours with the title “teacher” or “pastor” and has been committed to leadership development for the past two decades. He is the founder and Executive Director of Circle City Fellows in Indianapolis, as well as the primary teacher, coach, and consultant with Enneagram Insight, a business started with his wife Betsie. Using the wisdom of the Enneagram, David guides people to enhance their priorities and discover their true selves, transforming their leadership, relationships and community in return.

David completed his undergraduate work at Taylor University, his Master of Divinity at Beeson Divinity School at Samford University, and achieved his Doctor of Ministry degree from Missio Seminary in Pennsylvania in 2012. David is married to Betsie, and together they have three children. He appreciates travel, enjoys golfing for fun when time allows as well as watching and cheering for his teams in numerous sports.

Nigena Livingston is a passionate educator who strongly believes in both the power and necessity of holistic education. She is the founder and CEO for URBAN ACT Academy, a school uniquely centered around Restorative Practices and “place-based” instruction, which involves students learning in connection with their community. Prior to launching URBAN ACT Academy, she held Director roles at Teach For America and TNTP as well as various leadership positions in schools in Jacksonville, AK and Detroit, MI. 

Originally from Rochester, NY, Nigena has a BA in Health and Human Services from the State University of New York at Buffalo, a Masters in Educational Leadership from Grand Valley State University and professional certificates from Harvard Graduate School of Education, Indiana University and Relay Graduate School of Education. She spends her free time traveling (especially to new beaches) trying recipes from TikTok videos and spoiling her dog, Ms. Sophia.

Andrew Hart is the Chief Executive Officer of The Oaks Academy, a network of three faith-based, voucher-funded schools. Andrew is responsible for oversight of the operating budget, fundraising, curriculum development and administration. Prior to his role as CEO, he served as The Oaks’ Head of School and, earlier in his career, worked in Marketing Strategy and Business Development at Eli Lilly and Company.

Andrew was a founding board member of Herron High School and is a member of Tabernacle Presbyterian Church. He has an undergraduate degree from Washington and Lee University, and a Master’s Degree from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. In 2017, he was honored with the Sagamore of the Wabash award, one of the highest honors for an Indiana citizen, for his leadership of The Oaks Academy. Andrew is a thought leader in education and a passionate advocate of the Indianapolis community.

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